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A Note from Home (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)


Teachers, principals, and and other authority figures are used to having students who miss school hand them notes—sometimes of dubious authenticity—explaining or excusing their absences.

Now a young girl named Kennedy has taken that tradition of handwritten, get-out-of-class messages to an entirely new level, by securing one from The Leader of the Free World.


As this news item explains, President Obama diverted from a town hall-style forum on health care to offer the young girl in Green Bay, Wisc., a note excusing her from school. Her father had jokingly alluded to his daughter's absence from her classroom obligations, but Obama took him seriously, according to CNN's account.

(Photos: Cory Dellenbach/Shawano Leader/AP)

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